Pleasanton is a great place to call home! From the 1,200 acres of parks that surround the area to the historic downtown area that is inhabited by unique shops, beautiful restaurants and endless forms of entertainment. Pleasanton is known for being the top 50 places to live in the nation according to Money Magazine. This comes as no surprise to the residents of Pleasanton who have been keeping their town a secret to the outside world. Being a short 25-mile drive from San Francisco, Pleasanton is a great place to start that family you’ve always dreamt of. The short commute allows residents to escape the craziness of the Bay Area and Silicon Valley but still live close enough to the fun.
One of the most significant growing investments for homeowners in the area comes as no surprise! Solar power installations are growing at a rapid rate because of many reasons. There is no wonder that solar is the number one renewable energy source available right now.
Solar power seems like new technology to some, but solar has been around for quite some time now. It just was not widely available to all like it is now! Many people know that solar harnesses the power of the sun to provide energy to the home or business utilizing the solar energy system. But most people don’t understand all of the components that do solar work as it does.
Solar Terms & Parts
- Solar Panels: Solar panels are made up of many solar cells that are linked together. They are usually mounted in a frame called a group. Solar panels generate power via the sun’s rays.
- Inverter: The panels produce energy in a DC current, which then needs to be converted to AC current to power your home. Inverters are what allows the current to be converted from DC to AC.
- Solar Array: A solar array is a large group of solar panels that are wired together. Solar farms often have substantial solar arrays to gather the most possible sunlight.
- Mounting Hardware: This is the structure that allows you to mount panels to your roof. Without the hardware and racking equipment, solar panels would not be as efficient and allow you to minimize impact from your roof.
- Photovoltaic or PV: Photovoltaic technology converts the sun’s rays to electricity in a naturally occurring process that occurs in semiconductors.
- Net Metering: When you produce more energy than you need, you can sell excess energy back to the electricity grid. Utility companies will pay you for your excess energy!
These are just some of the terms that are often thrown around when you first jump into the solar power world. Often times, people are intimidated when it comes to switching to solar. Solar is growing at a rate faster than it has ever before. The United States, China, and Europe lead the way in solar installations worldwide. China and the United States have increased their use of solar by over 50% in the last two years. Leading the way in growth by a long shot. In the United States, California leads the way with creating the solar infrastructure for the future. With Southern California leading the way as the solar hotbed of the nation, the bay area comes in close behind. This is because California has one of the best climates in the world for Solar powered energy production!
The weather in the great city of Pleasanton is almost unheard of, receiving nearly 264 days of average sunlight per year, allowing the residents of this great city to utilize the best renewable energy source there is! Solar Power!
All of this sunlight that we receive year-round will allow residents to break free from the greedy energy companies that impose rate hikes to make more money off their users. Our solutions offer answers to all of your problems, including rate hikes. We offer the ability to pair your new solar energy system with solar battery storage. These storages allow you to store excess energy gained during the day for use at a later time. For example, in case of emergencies, you can save excess energy to be utilized during a power outage. These storages will change your life, knowing that you have a backup power supply that can be used during emergencies.
Choosing the Right Solar Company
When it comes to choosing the right solar company, there are a few factors you should consider. The most important being how much experience the company has, as well as the location of the company. It is a good tip to choose a locally owned and operated company, they will much better understand the laws and regulations that will need to be followed. Whether you want to invest for monetary reasons like saving money on your monthly power bill or increasing the value of your home, solar is the answer for you. Or if you want to invest in solar because of the ability to break free from using fossil fuels to power your home, solar is also the answer for you!
Solar provides so many solutions for all sorts of users around the world. When it is your time to look into your options, Semper Solaris is confident that we will provide you with a quality efficient system that won’t empty your pockets.
Semper Solaris is a solar and roofing company that truly cares about the community it serves. We care about the future of our home, which is why we are committed to helping our community with fantastic solar solutions that will last years to come. From solar panels themselves to solar battery storage, we have all the answers to make your new solar energy installation work at its peak capacity.